The Mint

The project involved the adaptive reuse of heritage industrial buildings behind The Mint Offices in Macquarie Street, Sydney, into new head office premises for the Historic Houses Trust of NSW.

The historic structures are part of the original working buildings of The Mint, which were prefabricated in London and shipped to the NSW colony assembled in 1854.

The buildings were adapted and re-used for many purposes in their 150 years history. Only the central part of the original building remained and these were restored. The original wings to the north and south were reinterpreted in a contemporary way.

St Hilliers worked closely with the architects to deliver this project, which combines the best in building conservation and contemporary architecture.


Contract Value

  • Location

    10 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

  • Contract Type

    Lump Sum

  • Client

    Historic House Trust of NSW

  • Architect

    Francis Jones Morehen Thorp

  • Completion

    October 2004

  • Project Value

    $12 Million


  • Winner

    2005 Sir John Sulman Award for Public and Commercial Buildings. NSW Royal Australian Institute of Architects

  • Winner

    Project of the Year and Commerical Project $10 million to $25 million, 2005 Australian Institute of Building National Professional Excellence Awards

  • Winner

    Heritage Construction $10 milion to $50 million, 2005 Australian Institute of Building NSW Chapter Professional Excellence Awards

  • Winner

    2005 MBA of NSW Excellence in Construction Award – Restoration / Renovation of an Historic Building $10 million to $25 million

  • Winner

    2005 National Trust Heritage Awards for Adaptive Reuse – Corporate/Government building

  • Project Value

    $? Million

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